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Washington Tuition Among Fastest Growing In Nation

Tuition at Washington’s public universities increased more during the recession than in any state except Arizona

CBS Seattle–05/05/2014

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Senate OKs Bill Designating Official Oyster

The Senate has approved a measure designating the Olympia oyster as the official oyster of Washington state.

CBS Seattle–02/14/2014

The 777X will be built in the Puget Sound area by Boeing employees represented by the Machinists union. (Getty Images)

Boeing To Throw Party To Thank Lawmakers For $8.7B

Boeing lobbyists are throwing a “thank you” party for Washington state lawmakers who helped provide the company with billions in tax breaks.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2014

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Bill OKs Clearing Criminal Prostitution Records

The House has passed a bill that would allow those convicted of prostitution who committed the offense as the result of being trafficked to clear their records in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–02/03/2014

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State Again Eyes Adding Testing To Teacher Ratings

For the fourth time in as many years, the Washington Legislature is taking a look at teacher and principal evaluations, responding to pressure from the federal government to force school districts to judge performance partly on student test scores.

01/14/2014

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Group Divided Over How To Cut State’s Emissions

A bipartisan group formed by the Washington Legislature has been meeting with since spring to come up with ways to cut greenhouse gas pollution.

CBS Seattle–12/04/2013

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